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Old 07-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Power Shifting vs Quick Shifting

whats up guys/gals, quick question. I might be going out to the track this Sunday and was curious as to how much of a difference the shifting (power vs quick) really makes? I can shift pretty good (quick shift). I just don't want to screw up the clutch and tranny (power shift) ya know. Whats been your luck?
Any other advice is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Power Shifting vs Quick Shifting

I wouldn't recommend power shifting unless you are completely comfortable with it, it's alot of abuse if you miss...
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Re: Power Shifting vs Quick Shifting

Depends on the application. If you are doing a track run, a good powershift can really rocket you out of a corner provided you can maintain enough traction to keep control.

A quickshift is more of an acceleration technique where you are already very high in the powerband and want to shift fast enough to not lose too many rpms between gears.

tl:dr Strip - probably quickshift. Track - depends on application.
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Stock with quick shifting.... It aint worth power shifting... Consequences are really high and it you wont shave off a whole lotta time
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whats up guys/gals, quick question. I might be going out to the track this Sunday and was curious as to how much of a difference the shifting (power vs quick) really makes? I can shift pretty good (quick shift). I just don't want to screw up the clutch and tranny (power shift) ya know. Whats been your luck?
Any other advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
From what I know a Quick Shift is just shifting fast while still releasing the gas, and a Power Shift is just shift with no lift as fast as you can many only do it from 1-2 and from 3-4 if they are not very confident with doing the 2-3 shift. But I would only do it if your 100% confident in your shifting skills, I only powershifted on my turbo 2v to avoid lag with the turbo I had and even then tried to avoid the 2-3 shift if I could.
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Re: Power Shifting vs Quick Shifting

I power shift my car when i race on drag radials, not on the road though cause it breaks loose.

I always powershift 1st to 2nd and 3rd to 4th racing. I RARELY find third powershifting. My best 1/4 time reg shifting was a 12.32 and best power shifting was 12.18. Only do it once your really comfortable with the car and i wouldnt do it on the street at all unless its 3rd to 4th, hearing a chirp between those gears makes me smile haha. My trans hasnt had any problems, just the shifter itself is a little loose from abuse it took. Nothing a short throw wont fix.

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Re: Power Shifting vs Quick Shifting

Thanks for the advise guys I think Ill quick shift it to be safe.
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Stock with quick shifting.... It aint worth power shifting... Consequences are really high and it you wont shave off a whole lotta time
I used to do it with my 4 4 2 (tri-power) Muncie 4spd and Hurst Competition Plus shifter. I would never do it with my 2015 Mustang GT though.
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Powershifting is how you become one of those "MT82's suck!" threads.
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I could do 11s on my fully loaded MT82 2012 with just quick shifting.....
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I power shift 1-2 and 3-4, but I wouldn't try it on a stock shifter without an upgraded bracket and trans mount. It does make a huge difference if you can nail it right.
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